My how I've overlooked poetry as entertaining and essential. Discovered Ted Hughes and listened to him read many poems during yesterday's run. I'd expected them to work like prose which is mostly one-and-done but I see poems now more like music. Easier to appreciate after 5-10 impressions. Had fun copy-pasting the ones he read into a doc to make this process easier over time.

Replace the narratives of tech-could-do-ism with narratives of how to act today. How to fix today.

Because we all deserve a good world now. Not if we can pay for a new tech gadget in 5 years.

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@bengo Scale or "The Lottery Factor". The diea that the algorithm could pick up my little 280 characters and broadcast it to millions.

No, we are not defined by our ~100 follower count. We are fledgeling million-followaires.

It's a trade-off but I find I'm happier with the time I spend here.

@humanetech What happened to web4? Let's call the fedi web6!

Another attempt to do the fediverse unfortunately decorated with buzzwords. I'm all for initiative, but no mention of ActivityPub or Mastodon? Why go it alone when there's this community that seems to have a common interest in decentralized social networking?

@sarahsapphire So much potential with all of this. Not just one database website either, multiple gaming repositories likely still following power law/long tail dynamics, but you know with no single point of failure. Would love to hear more about it.

@mrbitterness It could work...and it's basically how we process the current thing. It's a known rule of UX that people don't read so I bet 1% of toot compositions have anything to do with the prompt. Happy Friday Mr. Bitterness :)

@faun Let's give it a whirl! "What should you toot?" I feel morally obligated to share that there's too much negativity in social media but I am hopeful we can make it better.

String replacements are some of my favorite mods. Might be fun to create a set of prompts. I bet the writing-focused instances would dig that.

"What's on your mind?" is the Mastodon prompt. To me, that feels a bit support-sessiony.

Gosh, I'm having a hard time getting out of my own way. Lots of ideas but a strong filter that doesn't let much see the light of day.

What would be a better prompt? Maybe, "What do your followers need to know?"

#Github is in the heart of Software Development. Countless vendors see 'Github support' as essential. GH has cemented its position as dominant player.

#Fediverse can change all that. With @forgefed working on specs and #Gitea #ForgeFriends and #ForgeFlux projects coding federation support.

The entire ecosystem can be opened and democratized!

But are #ForgeFed "code forge" specs sliced right? Or should we crowdsource specs for the "Free Software Development Lifecycle"?

@jens Anything and everything will be tried with, in, or on a blockchain and almost everything will fail. It's just software eating scarcity.

The thing that never made sense to me about carbon offsets was how it was managed as a form of currency. The goal should be for it to become more and more expensive over time to emit carbon into the atmosphere but I haven't seen a system that was axiomatic about that.

A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

Created an intro page and a few issues for the social network moderation backend.

The idea is to leverage emergent social structure to shun bad actors without needing to explicitly ban anyone or create collateral shunning of folks who seem to have joined the wrong server.

My favorite book about writing is Writing Down The Bones.

It motivated me to write a lot more and with less purpose. Very freeing.

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Hey #Fediverse the results of the #poll are in and the majority guessed in the right direction.

August last year @weex did a count of the 'Social Media Apps' section of and counted 76 active developers.

What does this mean?

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If you're interested in learning how writers write, check out The Paris Review Interviews series. For decades they've been talking with some of the best:

For someone like me who's can get a bit obsessed with process, these interviews read themselves.

Lets start a gofundme to pay Alex to add anon posts to Pleroma.

We can collateralize it on future lulz.

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Creating magic through evolution of the Fediverse. Running Ecko, a community-driven fork of Mastodon managed using the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) by the Magic Stone Community. C4 is a protocol for asynchronous, non-blocking, distributed, problem-focused software development.